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post #1 of 31
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Planning on upgrading my rig to Core I5 2500K, 8GB G.Skill 1600 MHZ, Nvidia GTX 560 Ti but unsure which board to go for

A Z68 Chipset, P67 or H67 ??????

Any board recommendations is appreciate it

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Z68 is the enthusiast chipset so it normally would overclock and be better for gaming machines. There are lots of good Z68 motherboards..just have to decide what features you need and don't need. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976%20600158412%204802&IsNodeId=1&name=Top%20Sellers
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Would that also be good for video editing (Adobe Premiere)
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post #4 of 31
No point in going for H67 board if you are getting a "K" suffixed processor.
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Originally Posted by neonlazer View Post

Z68 is the enthusiast chipset so it normally would overclock and be better for gaming machines. There are lots of good Z68 motherboards..just have to decide what features you need and don't need. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976%20600158412%204802&IsNodeId=1&name=Top%20Sellers

ummmm Z68 has ssd caching and onboard gpu function (lucid Vitu) so I wouldn't really call it an enthusiast chipset lol. For a gaming machine all you need is a good cpu and the gpu's, not something that the p67 is limited to, and that would also go for the H67 even though you can't overclock the chip, I don't think the gpu's will bottleneck unless you're running 2/3 cards etc.

Both P67 and Z68 are exactly the same in terms of overclocking, however it is the features that make them different. Like I mentioned the Z68 is basically a P67 motherboard but with onboard gpu and ssd cahcing. In terms of overclocking it does come down to the potential of the cpu as long as you have atleast an 8+2 vrm phase motherboard which can handle it you will be fine.Those are the two chipset that allow for overclocking, so it's best to choose one that suit's your need's, colour, amount of sata ports etc.
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post #6 of 31
The Lucid Virtu on the Z68 chipset would help you with faster video coversions/encoding/decoding.
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Originally Posted by neonlazer View Post

Z68 is the enthusiast chipset so it normally would overclock and be better for gaming machines. There are lots of good Z68 motherboards..just have to decide what features you need and don't need. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976%20600158412%204802&IsNodeId=1&name=Top%20Sellers

None of those chipsets are enthusiast chipsets mate, X79 is Intel's enthusiast chipset. Both Z68 and P67 will produce the exact same overclocks, also overclocks are more reliant on VRM design as oppose to chipset.

@OP Go for a Z68 because it's got everything P67 has plus the SSD caching, access to the onboard GPU and Lucid Virtu (which can help with encoding). Unless the P67 variant of the boards you're looking is noticeably cheaper, then there really isn't much point in going for a P67 now.
post #8 of 31
i would reccommend sandy bridge if your building right now, ivy bridge if your saving up still. As ivy bridge will be on quad channel ram so if you just can plug in a board and processor it might be cheaper to do sandy bridge for now. I am running a 2600k I had to have hyperthreading, but for $100 less 2500k is a good buy
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post #9 of 31
Either P67 or Z68. They're both about the same price point now I think. Might as well get a Z68 for the extras that come with it, since there's not really any benefit to going with P67. They both overclock the same.
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post #10 of 31
grab the asus p8p67 pro. It handles overclocks with ease and is very easy to go through.

I just built 2 PCs with the asus p8p67 pro and it was flawless. Fantastic motherboard.
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